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Vehicle Recall Alerts: Toyota, Ford, Volkswagen, And More

Most of the time, when we think about auto accidents, we think about bad drivers. However, thousands of accidents are caused every year by vehicle malfunctions. Sometimes these malfunctions are the fault of the vehicle manufacturer. These malfunctions can lead to manufacturers to recall vehicles. These recalls can be voluntary after the manufacturer discovers an issue, or supported by the National Highway And Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after determining the malfunction is causing accidents. In both cases, vehicle owners need to pay attention to recalls to stay safe on the roads. Here are the most recent vehicle recalls.

Toyota And Lexus SUVs Recalled For Airbag Issues

Right on the heels of the massive Tanaka airbag recall, Toyota and Lexus SUVs are also being recalled for an airbag issue. 89,740 SUVs have been recalled because of a faulty sensor that can cause airbags to remain off when needed. The recall impacts Toyota Land Cruisers and Lexus LX 570s made between 2008-2019. If you own one of these vehicles contact Toyota at 1-888-270-9371 or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987 for further information and instructions.

Toyota Tacoma Recalled For Brakes Malfunction

Toyota is also recalling Tacoma pickup trucks manufactured between February 20, 2018 to November 14, 2018 for faulty brakes. The trucks may have a faulty seal on the brake master cylinder. This seal can become damaged and leak brake fluid, making the brakes less effective. If you think you own one of these vehicles, contact Toyota at 1-888-270-9371 to learn more about the details of the recall and how to get this issue fixed.

Toyota Recalls Corollas For Transmission Issues

Finally, Toyota is also recalling 3,400 2019 Corolla Hatchbacks. These vehicles have issues with the torque converter in the Continuously Variable Transmission (CTV). The damage to CTV causes the vehicles to lose power, increasing the risk of accidents. If you own one of these vehicles call Toyota at 1-888-270-9371 to learn more.

Ford Pickup Trucks Recalled For Fire Risk

Ford pickup trucks including 2015-2019 Ford F-150 and 2017-2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty, F-350 Super Duty, F-450 Super Duty, and F-550 Super Duty equipped with engine block heaters are being recalled. The recall is because of a faulty connector cable from the engine block heater. The cable can become corroded and cause an electrical shortage that can lead to melted wires and even engine fire. If you own any of these vehicles contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332 to learn more.

Volkswagen Recalls 6,700 Vehicles

Around 6,700 vehicles have been recalled by Volkswagen. These vehicles were pre-production models that were not supposed to go to market. Instead, they were designed for vehicle testing. Owners of a Volkswagen model between 2006-2018 may be impacted. If you are currently driving one of these vehicles, Volkswagen will buy it back. This recall mostly impacts vehicles sold in Europe, however, some models have made it to the American market. Contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987 to learn if your vehicle is part of the recall.

When a manufacturer has issued a recall, they will fix the issue for free. Not only that, but once the issue is fixed your car will be safer from an accident. Sadly though, not every mechanical issue is noticed before an accident. That is why it is important to always speak with a personal injury attorney after a vehicle accident. Though an auto accident may seem like the result of the drivers, sometimes the cause of the accident is caused by vehicle malfunctions. A skilled attorney will evaluate whether or not your crash has been caused by a faulty part.

If you’ve been in an accident, contact the attorneys at All Injuries Law Firm. We’ll help determine the real cause of your accident, so you can get the damages you are owed.